Jade Magician slot review

By Playn GO

Jade Magician Basic info

Game provider Playn GO

Release Date 1/2017

RTP 96.52%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.01

Max bet $18.75

Max Win bet x 45000

Gamble Feature Paylines from both sides, Multiplier wilds, Wilds, Freespins, Scatter symbols

Layout 5x3

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

A comely magician makes use of jade to summon her ghostly creatures that can bring about heavy payloads. The name of the game is Jade Magician and it comes with three rows and five reels that can trigger winning outcomes of up to 225,000 coins.

The Jade Magician reminds me of a druid sorceress who has a penchant for jade pendants and for conjuring up the mystical powers of the moon. I can admit that the game has some appeal for me, especially in the area of extra features.

The first notable specification about the game is its ability to trigger wins that start from the first, second and third reels. As long as the three or four matching symbols fall on one of the 15 paylines, the game is good to pay. Since this type of slot is extremely rare, I used the opportunity to see payouts occurring in places where they wouldn’t normally be rewarded.

Another notable thing that I liked was the constant multiplier of 2x that is factored into the winning outcomes that include the wild symbol. Already, these two gameplay features make for more dynamic events on the reel set and are a recurring thing as you pace yourself for the free spins bonus, which is the main feature of the game.

Jade Magician slot win combination

Theme and Graphics

This Play’n GO game was released in 2017 but my eagle eye tells me it had been probably picked up from the company’s ‘Do Next’ batch of older games. I don’t know why I get that feeling that the graphics appear just a tad dated for that year, but that’s just a petty nuance.

Play’n GO has kept in line with the Druid/Magic theme throughout the game and I find the absence of the otherwise ubiquitous royal card symbols refreshing. The high-paying phoenix, white tiger and dragon symbols have been given a soul as they come alive in a pretty display of radiance when becoming part of a winning outcome.

I can also note that the music is expressive of the idea behind the theme, which is an artistic approach to the music instead of just writing what ‘works’. I can appreciate that decision and I think it gives more personality to Jade Magician.


  • Before you get the free spins bonus to trigger, you are probably going to get a couple of ‘second chances’. Basically, this is a consolation prize for not getting a third scatter, but no one is complaining because one of the four scatter symbols may contain a third scatter or a cash prize.
  • If you get the third scatter from the Second Chance ploy or you get three scatters outright, Jade Magician starts you off with five free spins. What’s quite interesting is that Jade’s symbol is both the wild and the scatter, so it substitutes for all other symbols and adds free spins to the tally.
  • One or two wild symbols add that many free spins, while three wilds that land anywhere on the reels retriggers the bonus feature altogether.
  • One positive caveat is that the wild symbol that substitutes with a multiplier of 2x during the base game is also available during the bonus. This just adds more to the payout potential of the bonus games, as the system can trigger wins with both wilds and starting on any one of the first three reels.

Jade Magician slot multiplier

Bets and Payouts

Players can try the game with a coin value of one penny per payline, which amounts to 15p per spin. The full range is between 1p and 25p which leaves enough room to choose a bet that you prefer. Generally, Jade Magician is a low-stakes game which I think fits perfectly its medium volatility.

The payout potential is quite amusing. This is a game that has a paytable structure that I prefer to see in games that are far superior in terms of gameplay and graphics.

The low-paying symbol category consisting of jade pendants has symbols that pay between 0.2x and 0.66x for three of a kind. You aren’t going to get the bet back just yet, but it gets close enough with the jade rectangle symbol.

Four matching symbols already start to bear fruit, as the symbols pay between 1x and 3.33x and five of a kind can pay significantly better.

Over to the high-paying symbols that are represented by mythical animals, players can get quite significant returns with five matching symbols – 33.33x, 66.66x and 166.66x your bet.


Let’s not forget the wild multiplier. Its role is not only to substitute but to also double any winning outcome that crops up with its help. This makes Jade Magician a game that you may overlook because of the theme and the graphics, but to me, the specs and the numbers on the paytable together spell out a thrill to be tasted.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.